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OSU-Tulsa News

Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

OSU-Tulsa to offer hospitality course on wine selection, appreciation


T.C. LeRoy, operating partner and general manager at Prhyme: Downtown Steakhouse, will instruct a new class on wine appreciation and selection this fall at OSU-Tulsa.

As a professional certified sommelier, LeRoy is responsible for developing the restaurant’s wine list and educating guests on wine and food pairings.

“I am honored to be able to share my knowledge about wine and spirits through OSU-Tulsa’s inaugural wine appreciation class this fall,” LeRoy said. “The addition of hotel and restaurant administration education in Tulsa will be a natural tie to Tulsa’s dynamic restaurant industry.”

The one-credit-hour class will be offered on two consecutive Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 and Oct. 3. Students must be 21 years of age or older and admitted to OSU to enroll in the course. For more information about the course or to enroll, contact OSU-Tulsa Advisement Services at 918-594-8271.

New BOB, the Big Orange Bus, powered by compressed natural gas

One of three new BOBs that run on compressed natural gas makes its stop at OSU-Tulsa.
One of three new BOBs that run on compressed natural gas makes its stop at OSU-Tulsa.

BOB, the Big Orange Bus, the OSU shuttle between the Tulsa and Stillwater campuses, is now powered by compressed natural gas. The first CNG powered BOB shuttles began on Monday.

The buses, which feature a Pistol Pete design, run quietly and have USB connections and power outlets for passengers. BOB makes nine trips between Tulsa and Stillwater daily on Monday through Thursday and seven trips on Friday. Each bus has 53 seats and rides are open to the public.

OSU has purchased a natural gas fueling station from Clean Energy that will be used for campus fleet vehicles. The conversion to CNG will help reduce some operational costs for the bus service. The diesel-powered buses will be used as backup transportation and for select chartered trips.

To view the transport schedule, view the BOB website. Tickets are $7.50 for students and faculty and $13 for all other passengers. Reservations can be made by calling 918-594-8332 or visiting the Information Center in the North Hall Lobby.

Student Organization Fair showcases campus clubs

Students can learn about a variety of opportunities to become involved on campus during the Student Organization Fair on Monday through Aug. 27 from 3-5 p.m. in the North Hall Lobby.

Representatives from OSU-Tulsa’s student clubs and organizations will be available to answer questions and provide information about goals, volunteer opportunities, meeting times and membership. The event is sponsored by Campus Life.

Josh's Sno Shack will be serving free snow cones during the event each day while supplies last. For more information, call 918-594-8450 or visit the Student Clubs and Organizations website.

Career Services events slated for fall semester

Scott King, Career Services coordinator, talks with several students as he prepares to pass out free T-shirts during an open house on Wednesday.
Scott King, Career Services coordinator, talks with several students as he prepares to pass out free T-shirts during an open house on Wednesday.

OSU-Tulsa Career Services will offer numerous events and workshops beginning in September to help students and alumni with their employment search.

Events scheduled include a workshop on salary negotiation and drop-in resume critique sessions. There will also be a mock interview day to help participants prepare for common questions from employers and brush up on interviewing skills.

Several ‘BOB for Jobs’ days also are scheduled for different areas of employment interest. On those days, students may take the Big Orange Bus for free to OSU-Stillwater for various career fairs and should reserve a seat by calling the OSU-Tulsa Information Center at 918-594-8332.

The lineup of events will culminate with the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair for students and alumni. For a complete list of scheduled events, visit the HireOSUGrads website. Advance registration is required for some events.

Wear orange for College Colors Day

College Colors Day

Show your OSU spirit by wearing orange on College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 4. The annual tradition encourages college students, alumni, faculty and staff to show their support by wearing university apparel.

Other ways to show Orange Pride is through OSU-Tulsa’s various social media, including posting photos on the OSU-Tulsa Facebook page, tagging @OSUTulsa on Twitter or @OKStateTulsa on Instagram and using the hashtag #CollegeColors.

To see the latest OSU apparel, visit the OSU-Tulsa Bookstore.